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March 15, 2017
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From Window & Door Magazine
A Look at Overregulation
In a recent installment of Industry Watch, we examined how the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule has unnecessarily hamstrung many contractors and increased costs without proven benefit to public health. Turns out, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read More
 
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NGA and GANA Joint Task Force Reports Progress
 
GPAD Opens in New Orleans
 
North Star Acquires TruBilt Entry Doors
 
FlexScreen Opens Manufacturing Facility in South Dakota
 
Seaway Manufacturing Welcomes Terry Rex
 
YKK AP Expands Direct Freight Shipping Program to Southeast Region
 
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The Talk

By Ron Crowl, FeneTech

Recently, I needed to run my filthy truck through the car wash. I opted for an ‘Express’ wash, a process that involved driving through an automated alleyway (the likes of which have scared young children for generations), followed by the actual washing process: a shower of water, the plop-plop of a blue-green colored soap, a thorough cleansing with vertically hung and heavily waterlogged strips of felt and their horizontal spinning counterparts, another showering rinse and, finally, the all-important hurricane-force hot air dry. 

Upon emerging from the tunnel of cleanliness, two young men motioned me to move forward, then stop so they could hand-dry the truck. My first thought was that this extra step was unnecessary and not a good business practice. After all, these kids were probably making minimum wage, there were several of them waiting to dry cars and, if the owner of the car wash had simply invested in a more powerful blow-drying machine—say, an EF5 simulation— it would have mitigated the need for the additional personnel. Then I had an epiphany of sorts. Read More

Do you earn business by going the extra mile?
Always; we all go above and beyond for every customer.
Mostly; our staff is dedicated to personal touches, to a certain extent.
No; all our customers care about is price.
 
 
Do You Have a Secure Website (an HTTPS site)?
Over forty percent of respondents to last week's poll say "yes." Read the Full Results
 
 
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